Announcing The Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers' Conference
'A Pacific Northwest Gathering'
Quileute Oceanside Resort, Quileute Nation,
LaPush, Washington October 17-19, 2008

For Conference Details, Mail In, and Online Registration visit:

Come join us in the heart of Northwest Tribal Culture! This writer's conference brings together a diverse selection of panels and concurrent workshop sessions. Our location is the exquisite, rugged Pacific coastline of the Quileute Indian Nation, on Hwy 101 just four hours from Seattle or Portland. The rustic resort has a wide range of accommodations. "Some of the best rooms anywhere on this stretch of coast," says Frommer's Review. Some cabins have whirlpool tubs, walls of glass, cedar carved accents, and kitchens for meal preparation in your room. The resort features a very nice restaurant dockside, excellent seafood dinners, and souvenir wine glasses.

Our Guests:
Elizabeth Woody (Navajo/Warm Springs/Wasco/Yakama) Poet, Author, Storyteller, Cultural and Civic Leader – Keynote Speaker: "The Long Memory"
Linda Boyden (Cherokee, Irish, and French Canadian) Author, Poet, Storyteller – Children's
Literature "Inside the Story Circle" Workshop
Ed Edmo (Shoshone) Northwest Poet, Author, Performing Artist, Teller of Legends – The Short Story "Write, write, write, write and RIGHT!" Workshop
Gary Farmer (Cayuga of the Six Nations) Actor, Filmmaker, Musician - Acting/Filmmaking
Roger Fernandes (Salish) Northwest Storyteller, Artist - Storytelling Programs – "Storytelling: Recognition, Preservation, Oration, and Performance"
Jodi Peterson (News Editor, High Country News)/ Valerie Brown, Environmental Journalist– "News Stories that Need, and Get Attention - Where to find them, how to write them"
Allen Standing Bear Jenkins (Wampanoag) Faculty, Evergreen State College, Olympia, Wash. – "Storytelling – Learning to write using what you know" Workshop
Philip H. Red Eagle (Salish/Dakota) Northwest Author; Editor, Raven Chronicles, Seattle; Canoe Carver – Programs Facilitator - Storytelling / Sci-fi Literature
Ren'ee RomanNose (Cheyenne) Lecturer/Journalist–"Journalistic Integrity in the Face of Adversity" Workshop
Richard Van Camp (Dogrib [Tlicho] Nation) Canadian Northwest Territories Author and Storyteller – "Graphic (Illustrated)Novels" Workshop

ADVANCE REGISTRATION (by September 15, 2008)

Regular $110: Includes continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday, Saturday luncheon
Reduced $90: Full registration Elders 60 years and over; and Registered Students.
Saturday Only $75: Includes continental breakfast and lunch
Scholars $125: Scholars (see online registration form for more information).

**Group Rate $1000: Group of 10 plus 1 chaperone: All Events, Meals, Banquet, Entertainment**

Saturday Evening Traditional Feast; Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Woody; with Entertainment with Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers - Tickets $25

Saturday Evening Traditional Feast Only - $10 - Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Woody


Regular: $135

Elders 60+ and Students: $100

Saturday Only: $90

Meals included in Registration Fee: Continental Breakfast : Saturday and Sunday – Coffee, juice, fruit, rolls and pastries. Lunch: Saturday. A Restaurant, Grocery Store and Deli are onsite,

Onsite lodging at the Quileute Oceanside Resort: ocean-front motel rooms and cabins. Pets with restrictions. Call 1-800-487-1267 or 360-374-5267 for reservations.
Camper cabin studio, no kitchen: From $45.00 up, per night
Studio with full kitchen: From $95 up, per night
One/two/three bedroom cabins with full kitchen: From $90 up, per night
One three-bedroom duplex unit with full kitchen: From $150 Per Night

The nearby town of Forks offers lodging from $60 and up. A volunteer will help with suggestions and referrals; call 360-374-5497 or visit

Other Conference Highlights:
Friday Afternoon 1 pm - Open mic.
Friday Afternoon 4pm - Poetry Slam.
Friday Evening Dinner On Your Own
Friday Evening Performance 7pm - "Storytelling – Recognition, Preservation, Oration, and Performance" featuring Ed Edmo, Roger Fernandes, Allen StandingBear Jenkins, Philip H. Red Eagle, Richard Van Camp, Elizabeth Woody.

Saturday Morning - Coffee, Juice Bar and Continental Breakfast

Saturday Luncheon: James Jaime, Quileute Nation Executive Director - Welcome
Elders and Storyteller's Recognition - Awards Ceremony for those who missed RTG in March '08

Saturday Afternoon Authors' Reception, Book Signings
Saturday Banquet with Entertainment by Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers (Tickets $25)
Banquet Only ($10) Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Woody

Sunday Morning - Coffee, Juice Bar and Continental Breakfast

Sunday Tour with Local Quileute, Hoh and Quinault Storytellers and Tour Guides

This conference features an ongoing series of Storytelling and Writing Workshops, Panels, Roundtables, and Storytelling Performance Art.


Return to